Armor/antiarmor operations in South-west Asia
"July 1991" -- Title page
Publisher [Quantico, Va. : Marine Corps Research Center]
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Call number DS79.72 .A76 1991
Digitizing sponsor Library of the Marine Corps
Book contributor Library of the Marine Corps
Collection libraryofthemarinecorps; fedlink; americana
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Includes bibliographical references (page 39)
Acknowledgements -- Biographies -- Table of contents -- Executive summary -- Analysis. Introduction ; Methodology ; External sources -- Kuwait theater (KTO) tactical environment. Military aspect ; Iraqi defenses -- KTO and the expeditionary environment. The expeditionary environment defined ; Expeditionary characteristics of hte KTO -- Iraqi equipment -- Iraq's military performance -- I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) training -- Target acquisition. Location and identification ; Detection studies and analyses -- Ground operations. MEF armor and mechanized assets ; ATGMs and rockets ; Direct fire engagements ; Target evaluation -- Air operations. Central Command's air offensive ; Shaping the battlefield ; FAC(A) and attack profiles ; Aviation combat element effectiveness -- Fratricide. MEF incidents ; Aircrew/ground gunner concerns -- Command/control and communications (C3) -- Nuclear, chemical, biological -- Combat service support -- Reserves -- Doctrine and tactics -- Summary/recommendations. Potential impact of Desert Shield/Desert Storm ; Expeditionary and amphibious ; Recommendations -- Glossary -- References -- Appendix. Direct fire engagement statistics
"This study is an examination of the armor/antiarmor aspects of the Marine Expeditionary Forces' (MEF) experiences in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The paper looks at all elements of the topic, but primarily concentrates on the special characteristics of the theater, the ground engagements, and finally the application of air power in the antiarmor role. Other relevant, but much less developed themes, are combat support and service support, command and control, reserves, fratricide, nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, and doctrine and tactics. It concludes that the allied success against Iraqi armor was more a function of the extremely poop quality of the Iraqi soldier and the particulars of the theater, than it was to any training and/or equipment advantage the allies might have enjoyed." -- page v
"There were four members of the Armor/AntiArmor effort ... Major (LtCol Select) John F. Kelly USMC ... Captain Douglas Seal USMC .... First Lieutenant (Capt. Select) William B. Harrison USMC ... [and] First Lieutenant (Capt. Select) Robert Esposito USMCR)." -- page ii
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